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Agatino Rizzo
Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493438
T3063 Luleå

Academic Profile

I am an architect/engineer and urban planner educated and working in Europe with past work experiences in Asia. I am the head of subject and chair of the architecture research group at LTU which includes about 25 people with a yearly turn over of 2.5 mEur. My work focuses on the nexus between cities and resources (energy and materials), urban experiments/labs, and participatory design/planning. My aim is to develop knowledge for a more resource-inclusive (resourceful) society. I have worked as PI and co-PI in a number of research projects funded by the Qatar National Research Fund, EU Commission's framework programme,  Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, and Vinnova. My work has been published in academic journals and books as well as popularized in other media outlets and events such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, CNN International, and Domus.


Research Projects/Activities


Article in journal

A climate sensitive design approach to BIPV (2023)

Investigating the nexus between solar energy and thermal comfort in cities in Sweden and Cyprus
Vassiliades. C, Lau. K, Moiseos. R, Buonomano. A, Savvides. A, Rizzo. A
Building and Environment, Vol. 243
Article in journal

Determination and Evaluation of Landslide-Prone Regions of Isparta (Turkey): An Urban Planning View (2023)

Uluç Keçik. A, Çiftçi. C, Eren. Ş, Tepecik Diş. A, Rizzo. A
Sustainability, Vol. 15, nr. 19
Article in journal

Khalifa versus Prometheus: Green ethics and the struggle for contemporary sustainable urbanism (2023)

Rizzo. A, Petruccioli. A
Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), Vol. 32, nr. 2, s. 102-114
Article in journal

Smart(en)ing the Arctic city? The cases of Kiruna and Malmberget in Sweden (2023)

Rizzo. A, Sjöholm. J, Luciani. A
European Planning Studies
Article in journal

Blue-Green Infrastructure for All Seasons: The Need for Multicolored Thinking (2022)

Öhrn Sagrelius. P, Lundy. L, Blecken. G, Rizzo. A, Viklander. M
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Vol. 8, nr. 4